When we go for dinner, we are looking for two things: delicious food and a good atmosphere. The atmosphere of a restaurant plays a very large part in the degree to which we enjoy our meal and the way we remember the evening. For this reason, restaurant owners and designers spend a lot of time focusing on the design of their space, carefully considering how every detail, from the lighting to the tablecloths, will affect the dining experience. The goal is to create a dining setting that is both fashionable and comfortable; the kind of restaurant where you want to linger for hours, enjoying every bite of your meal. Today on homify, we look at some stunning examples of restaurant décor.
The interior of this Thai restaurant has been carefully crafted to create an environment that is both welcoming and stylish. The star of the space is, of course, the walls, which feature a mosaic mural by Giles Miller Studio. The mosaic is composed of shining gold tiles mixed with dark walnut timber. Combined with the leather upholstery on the bench seating and the chocolate brown colour scheme, the overall atmosphere suggests warmth, richness and luxury.
For this rooftop restaurant in Frankfurt, the designers created a space that is open, airy and enticing.The open kitchen, separated from the diners by a wall of plants and ingredients, keeps the atmosphere casual, while the blue and white tile floor gives off an almost Mediterranean vibe. For the furniture, the designers have chosen to mix and match a few different styles including dark wood chairs and long, grey and white benches. The bare concrete walls and hanging metallic lamps add an industrial dimension to the space, contrasting nicely with the eclectic decor.
Here we see a design for a more casual restaurant, a shop that specializes in ice cream and ice pops made from herbal teas and fruit. The ingredients are reflected in the wall décor, a mural of tiles against a colourful background whose blurry appearance resembles the effects of staining with tea or the water colour effect that occurs when an herbal teabag falls into a cup of hot water. The furniture is also colourful, giving this sweet shop a sense of imaginative whimsy.
The designers of Marieta Restaurant in Spain chose to leave the ceiling exposed, giving the space the trendy vibe of a converted warehouse. The bare ceiling stands in pleasant contrast to the warm environment created by the light wood floor and golden, glowing lights. This is a dining area where every detail, from the woven leather of the chairs to the delicate mesh of the lampshades, has been carefully selected to create a bright and airy eclectic space.
This restaurant has such an extraordinary view, sitting right up against the lapping waves of the sea, that we can bet most diners will have their gaze directed out the windows! But that doesn't mean the interior space has been neglected. The luxurious, velvet-draped ceiling and vintage style chandeliers make the space feel like something out of the elegant 1920s, while the simple lines of the tables and chairs direct your eyes to the ocean.
Here we see a bar that has been decorated in the modern, industrial style that is so popular in restaurants these days. The high, arched brick ceilings, combined with the plain wood bar and metal stools, create a sort of factory aesthetic. The warm tones of the bricks and the wooden floor boards and tables, however, keep the space from feeling sterile, giving it a warm, inviting feel.